Latest posts by KT53

These Made Me Smile In The Garden

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 18:26

Is the colour of the photo accurate?  (I know it can vary from monitor to monitor anyway).  When it first appeared Blue Moon was a really deep mauve/purple which looked totally wrong for a rose to me.

Overgrown Fuchsia

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 18:22

My original reply wasn't too clear.  I meant cut about half of the growth back to ground level, not cut all of it back to half its current height.  That said, there would be no harm in cutting half back to ground level and the rest to half its current height.  The one I cut back to the ground this Spring is over 3 feet high again.

An out of the Blue invite

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 17:13

I hadn't looked at my profile until Mike asked the question.  I obviously provided quite a bit of information when I joined, but none of that shows in the profile anyway.  The profile on here does seem to be next to useless.

I disagree that a profile can't be useful.  Knowing the type of soil somebody is on, their rough geographical location (South coast or North of Scotland), etc. can be relevant to the answer.  There are many other factors which could be included in a profile without making the member 'at risk'.

Mycorrihizal fungi

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 10:55

I saw Monty using handfuls of this stuff on each plant on last Friday's episode, so decided to check the cost of if out.  It's certainly not cheap, so I'm wondering if anybody has used it, and how much difference it made to growth / success of the plants.

The way Monty was using it would cost several pounds per plant.

Overgrown Fuchsia

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 10:50

Even woody fuschias can be cut very hard back.  I've chopped one back virtually to ground level a few times and it recovers well.  If you like the height you could cut back about half, to encourage flowering at lower levels.

An out of the Blue invite

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 09:09

Mike, how do you view other people's profiles?  I have clicked on your name and that just displays a list of contributions you have made.

An out of the Blue invite

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 08:31

My guess on why people bypass the profile is that most won't have a clue where it is or how to access it.

I just went into mine and discovered 2 'new' messages from months ago which I received no notification of.

New to irrigation, need help!

Posted: 28/08/2017 at 16:07

200 metres of 'drippy hose' are going to cost a small fortune and, as has been said, really isn't required once the hedge is established. 

So many spiders

Posted: 28/08/2017 at 16:01

Carry a garden cane and use that to break any webs which are in your way.  Leave the others alone would be my advice.

OMG Monty's Scythe

Posted: 27/08/2017 at 22:11
Chloe Kraven says:

OMG I've just watched GW on catch up and almost passed out when greeted by the opening shot of Monty's huge scythe swinging from side to side.

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 I hope to god that isn't a euphemism!  Those emojis have got me worried. 

Discussions started by KT53

Mycorrihizal fungi

is it effective? 
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GW 18th August

Lacking detail 
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Slugs / snails and Hostas

Copper tape 
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Malvern Spring Festival

...who's been 
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Sums up my weekend

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Just need to vent...

...so ******* angry 
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Last Post: 27/03/2017 at 13:39

Has Trump completely lost the plot?

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New Year Honours

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Garden vac / blower

Cheap & cheerful, but does the job 
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Yes, Prime Minister

Deja vu, all over again. 
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Snake bark maple

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Last Post: 29/08/2016 at 16:27

Poor cropping

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Pruning buddleia davidii

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BBC coverage 
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I nearly choked on my cornflakes

(not gardening related) 
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